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American Girl, A


 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

American Girl, A

by Yoshida Tōshi, 1954

IHL Cat. #569

About This Print

American Girl, A is one of at least six female bust prints (also American Girl B, Spanish Girl, German Girl, Parisienne and Woman in Bagdad) created in 1954 using similar techniques of broad embossed lines to define the image space.  While American Girl B uses shades of brown tinged with blue and orange American Girl A revels in red, orange hues, and blues.

American Girl B, 1954

Spanish Girl
, 1954
German Girl
, 1954
Woman in Bagdad
, 1954

A Japanese Legacy: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists, Laura W. Allen, Kendall H. Brown, Eugene M. Skibbe, et. al., The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2002, p. 91.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #569
 Title  American Girl, A
 Yoshida Tōshi (1911-1995)
 Toshi Yoshida in English in bottom margin
 Seal  not sealed
 Publication Date  1954
 Edition  original edition (not numbered)
 Publisher  self-published
 Printer  self-printed
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - light soiling and toning; minor tape remnants top and right margins verso
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative prints)
 Format  oban-tate
 H x W Paper  16 1/4 x 11 in. (41.3 x 28 cm )
 H x W Image  14 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (36.8 x 24.5 cm) 
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